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US Air Force WC-135 Detects Deadly Radiation Over Pacific (US in 24hrs)

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:24 AM
Although i live on the east coast, and considering this post and the fact that the US Ronald Regan just passed through a radioactive cloud exposing it to a month's worth or radiation in an hour or two, the only thing i could find, after a quick preliminary search, is this:

Any Websites showing wind charts which reveal that radiation released from Japan’s nuke plants is now moving on the Jet Stream toward North America are being scrubbed off the World-Wide Web right and left by the U.S. and Australian governments.

Bill Nye, well known as “The Science Guy” to American audiences, recommended on CNN that a warning be given to North America, but was quickly silenced by a Georgia Tech professor who agreed that a meltdown occurred, but was not considered a problem.


Bill Nye, sure, on CNN. I certainly did not see that, not sure he would exactly be qualified to speak authoritatively on the subject, but as far wind charts being scrubbed? If it being downplayed because it's not a threat or because it IS?

I mean, even in the event of a potential widespread disaster, would the government really warn the people and create mass hysteria, or just let the incident occur (if it was big enough, i think they would not warn)? Are they silent because it's nothing, or because it's big?

Of course, the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl passed over Europe, and even though there was some minimal fallout, it was sporadically concentrated based upon weather condition.

While i am on the fence either way regarding this "threat," and am not one to fear-monger, i really can add nothing but the above, while waiting to see if anything pans out.

I guess the point is, what ARE the readings, supposedly headed to this way? Extremely high enough to pose a serious problem, or higher than normal but still relatively "low," in that it's still a potential but not necessarily a significant and imminent threat?

I do not know what to make of this. Just have to watch and see what's new.

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

Actually I think that fire was related to the oil plant, or whatever, that exploded, pushing burning fuel in with the tsunami.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:25 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

Haven't considered that but it makes sense, those fuel rods are designed to be inserted & operate for more than a year before needing to be swapped out. It's usually a good bit longer than a year if memory serves me.
The radioactivity being released dissipates quickly & is in fairly low doses but I'd imagine after a year of daily (I'm guessing) releases the immediate area would be a place to avoid.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:29 AM
reply to post by PhoenixFire

hey i also live in the central valley. what part do you live in?
im getting all bug out bags prepped and ready to move. also going to buy potassium iodide..hope it isnt too late

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

Look up at my last post.

I just posted the article where I read it,
From the New York Times.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:33 AM

The whole story is unconfirmed and although you posted an excerpt from it you missed the important line...

Things are moving very fast, email me if you can confirm these stories:

They don't even know if they are true.

What exactly is moving our way that we should be wary of? A cloud of what?

Radioactive what?

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by ethancoop

yes after just 7hrs the dose is down to tolerable levels but there would be cumulative effects after daily releases....Cherynobol was extremely serious as it suffered a full meltdown and the area was contaminated but even so

Radioactive fallout from a nuclear explosion, though very dangerous initially, loses its intensity quickly because it is giving off so much energy. For example, fallout emitting gamma ray radiation at a rate over 1000 R/hr (fatal with half hour of exposure) shortly after an explosion, weakens to only 1/10th as strong 7 hours later. Two days later, it’s only 1/100th as strong, or as deadly, as it was initially. And, two weeks later, it is only 1/1000th as strong as it was initially. (However, radioactive fallout from sources other than a nuclear explosion, such as conventionally bombed nuclear plants or nuclear processing facilities in Iran, will likely have a higher percentage of isotopes of longer lasting duration, but fortunately likely not get into the upper winds to travel as far, compared to if a nuke was used on them in Iran.)

The fallout threat here in the USA, from an ‘event’ originating far overseas, like Iran or North Korea or Japan, will be based upon four factors;

- Type and quantity of radioactive isotopes unleashed; nuclear fission bomb(s) and/or nuclear materials facility.
- Resulting plume or mushroom cloud altitude and wind direction and speed.
- Distance and time before arriving at your location.
- Ultimate isotope type and quantity falling out at your specific location.


learn before you stir panic...shame on the OP for fear mongering.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:35 AM
I clicked on a link for 'iodine food sources' and came up with this simple presentation:

It would seem the US is verging on hyperthyroidism, caused by too much iodine intake, according to the map graphics. Half of Japan verges on a mild iodine deficiency, while the other half seems 'optimal'. Does one whose typical diet has more than enough iodine to exhibit hypothyroidism therefore need additional iodine uptake in a nuclear event?

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:38 AM
Until we get a better source of information besides this joke of a website that the story came from, no one needs to be going into panic mode. I swear its almost like people WANT this to happen...
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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:39 AM
Well it sure would be nice to know one way or the other...

My family and I have a trip planned to northern California next week 16th through 20th and If all I'm going to get is Radiation Poisoning I would rather not go...

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:42 AM
im not sure if this has been posted but it might help.

nuclear events

and go to situation update!
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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:44 AM
Newest satellite image of the plant #1 & #3 reactors gone.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:45 AM
Never wast a good crisis, or opportunity to reduce the population.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:45 AM
The OP's linked story seems to use the following linked CBC story as a departure point, but this story is clear about downplaying the risk of radioactivity on the west coast. Doesn't mean the OP is not on to something important, but it does make it clear that locally they are not sounding alerts, at least as of 11:05 AM PT, Mar. 13th.

West Coast not at risk of fallout

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:45 AM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

That's what i've been saying for days (well since saturday) but every time i do i get brushed off and told I'm stupid for not being REALLY worried to the point of already having everything packed

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:51 AM

Originally posted by plube
well the radiation would be carried in fallout for one thing in the form of ash and particulate matter other wise the half life is very short lived.
so if people think that ash from the explosions is going to carry enough radio active material over the ocean i would feel you should think twice. man...the poor folk of Japan and here we have a bunch of paranoid Americans jumping on the ban wagon of fear...stop feeling for yourselves in your own delusional egocentric thoughts when you have all the poor Japanese people who have lost everything and are going through hell and people are worried about low concentrations of radiation that is not much higher than background radiation we encounter everyday.
Here is a nation who suffered manmade atrocities of nuclear blasts and did the fallout fron Hiroshima and Nagasaki reach the west coast nooooo.
why not go learn about the half life of the radiation and learn how it is carried in the particulate before fear mongering and show some respect to all the Japanese lives that will be lost during the this Disaster.
I Wish all those Japanese souls all the best and i hope that there will be as little as possible Radioactive reprecussions to the people of that nation whom have suffered a great tragedy,

here read some stuff to calm your nerves.

survivng fallout
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Respect? So you think keeping the people in darkness over their own health safety is respect? Just wow

Plutonium-238 has a half-life of roughly 24000 years, ans yes it totally can spread all across the Pacific. The Chernobyl nuke disaster spreaded fallout all over the northern hemisphere for years, so much that studies revealed some level of contamination in the Western Alps.

A worth-read source that someone else just posted here.

No fear-mongering here, only informing people to shield themselves against POTENTIAL risks of the eventual fallout... if it hasn't already begun to spread. OP's thread is a necessary alarm signal... even if it just turns out to be a drill.

Don't panic, people, just be cautious.
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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:52 AM

Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
Actually I think that fire was related to the oil plant, or whatever, that exploded, pushing burning fuel in with the tsunami.

actually those pics ur talking about
are not the same ones I am talking about.
This is the one I am talking about. A fire completely
surrounded by water, nowhere near an oil refinery.

image credited to quoted link below

In northeastern Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, a fire broke out in a turbine building of a nuclear power plant. Smoke was observed coming out of the building, which is separate from the plant’s reactor, and the cause is under investigation, said Tohoku Electric Power Co. the company said.

this is not an oil fire, and look how intense it is.
According to the article this was part of a nuclear
plant facility, but it was not the reactor, but the turbine
room. Since when does a turbine room have enough
materials or chemicals to burn that hot ??? They also
say, they can't figure out what caused this fire and
it is being investigated.

If spent fuel rods were on top of the reactors being stored
and a wave of water came rushing through, those spent rods
would end up somewhere. Maybe even the turbine room.
And if it is spent fuel rods causing this fire, then there is
absolutely no containment from radiation from any of them.

this is just a hypothesis and an opinion.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:55 AM
reply to post by burntheships

thanks burn
for the info
and links

star 4 u

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:55 AM
Houses are full of things that can burn. Lots of those houses probably have gas lines for cooking. Whenever Grand Fork, North Dakota had bad floods in 1997, there were many fires in the areas that were flooded.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:56 AM
So, 3 nuclear reactors have blown up and there is only minimal radiation? What a joke! Since when has the MSM told the truth about anything of importance? Do you think they really care about you that much? I think not! Now, go back to sleep... Everything will be just fine, trust me.

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